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Old 06-05-2010, 3:57 PM
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Default Free Military Manuals Online

http://www.survivalebooks.com/usmilitarymanuals.html

Found this site when I was bs-ing around looking for a place to get good quality manuals for cheap cus you can never have too much knowledge, I mean come on now wouldn't it be awesome to be able to read up on how to do route recon and operate/maintain/fix radar stations ... Well this site has a bunch of free manuals that I thought some of you might enjoy.
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And after searching through it i found these which people might want to just look at rather than sifting through all the other stuff:

USMC Radio Operators Manual
http://www.survivalismforum.com/free...%20%20149p.pdf

USMC Land Navigation
http://www.survivalismforum.com/free...0%20%2041p.pdf

USMC Rifle Squad Manual
http://www.survivalismforum.com/free...uad%20340p.pdf

USMC Tactical Logistics Manual
http://www.survivalismforum.com/free...ics%20153p.pdf
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A few more:

Army Radio Operators Handbook
http://www.survivalismforum.com/free...%20%20275p.pdf

Army Infantry Rifleman Company Manual
http://www.survivalismforum.com/free...%20%20372p.pdf

Army Cold Weather Survival Manual
http://www.survivalismforum.com/free...%20%20199p.pdf

Camoflage Manual
http://www.survivalismforum.com/free...age%20106p.pdf

Visual Signals and Signaling
http://www.survivalismforum.com/free...0%20%2073p.pdf
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There is also this site from Global Security
http://www.globalsecurity.org/milita...olicy/army/fm/
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I vote that we should make a sticky thread containing all the places to get manuals and info... doesn't have to be my thread just a thread in general where people can go to get info about reading materials and books, manuals, diagrams, maps, etc

Knowledge is just as important in a bug out scenario as guns or knives or food
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DownThemAll in firefox makes the downloading of the entire site easy. There are 506 PDF files.
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I vote that we should make a sticky thread containing all the places to get manuals and info... doesn't have to be my thread just a thread in general where people can go to get info about reading materials and books, manuals, diagrams, maps, etc

Knowledge is just as important in a bug out scenario as guns or knives or food
That makes sense; this seems to be a good, long-term-interest topic.

Stickied, and a lot of low-content posts - summary = "thanks, good idea!" - deleted.

But, thanks - good idea!
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thanks for sharing this; i do feel people would appreciate this information.
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You noted a cold weather manual.. Is there a hot/dry weather manual in there?
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This site has USAF, US Army, USMC, USN plus Canadian manuals. Most are updated 1990's & 2000's instead of the 50's - 70's manuals.

http://www.stevespages.com/page7c.htm

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Thank you for the links.
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This site has USAF, US Army, USMC, USN plus Canadian manuals. Most are updated 1990's & 2000's instead of the 50's - 70's manuals.

http://www.stevespages.com/page7c.htm

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+1 Good Stuff! Thanks for adding
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Thanks for sharing this. the navigation one is pretty good.

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J&G sales has a few firearm manuals too... prob repeats of what is already here though
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I ran across several FREE, as in $0, books on Kindle and after a little googleing found most if not all and even more are posted on Project Gutenberg. This is a website that seeks to take every book that is in public domain and post it for download!

US Military Instructors Manual from 1917 (Yeah, it's old but much of it is still relevant)
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/14625...-h/14625-h.htm

Infantry Drill Reg's US Army, 1911
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/20866...-h/20866-h.htm

I'm still digging up more. I'll try to post a complete list over the weekend.
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DownThemAll in firefox makes the downloading of the entire site easy. There are 506 PDF files.
Yeah it's bad ***** isn't it?!! Flashgot is the one I currently use but DTA is great too.

Woa...didn't see how old this was!!!!!!!!!!!!
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dude this is awesome! the counterinsurgency in the 1963 US army manual reads like sun tzu with charts and directions on how to crush your enemies forces! awesome!

lol someone removed the military war silencers PDF
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I have a college education, and consider myself pretty sharp. Yet I have always had a lot of trouble reading military manuals. I had trouble with them when I was in the military and still have trouble with them now. The writing style almost always makes for a difficult read. Which is ironic since the goal is to be as straight forward as possible. Don't get me wrong, my test scores were always top in my class. I just never enjoyed the writing style embraced by the military. I found it to be counter productive. I actually learned a lot more from commercially available books on the same subject matter written by former military personnel and cleanup by professional editors than the official manuals. If only because they don't put you to sleep.

Still, this is a great resource. Especially since it is free! I'll do my best to put it to good use.
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Here is THEE best sight for military supply and hardware manuals, From operating and servicing that water purifier you bought surplus, to that howitzer you've go stashed in the barn at your BOL.
http://www.liberatedmanuals.com/

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DownThemAll in firefox makes the downloading of the entire site easy. There are 506 PDF files.
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And after searching through it i found these which people might want to just look at rather than sifting through all the other stuff:

USMC Radio Operators Manual
http://www.survivalismforum.com/free...%20%20149p.pdf

USMC Land Navigation
http://www.survivalismforum.com/free...0%20%2041p.pdf

USMC Rifle Squad Manual
http://www.survivalismforum.com/free...uad%20340p.pdf

USMC Tactical Logistics Manual
http://www.survivalismforum.com/free...ics%20153p.pdf

Broken links.
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survivalismforum.com seems to be dead.
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50's to 70's manuals hardly seem worth reading. Technology has changed by leaps and bounds.
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Great stuff fellas. Much Appreciated.
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50's to 70's manuals hardly seem worth reading. Technology has changed by leaps and bounds.
Out of curiosity... Where would you point someone if they were looking for current technology?
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